1960s Vintage Skateboard Setup (Breakdown)

By Billy James | November 22, 2023 | Cruiser Skateboards
1960s sidewalk surfer skateboard

vintage 1960s skateboard setup parts breakdown

Deck

Length: 30″ / 76.2 cm
Width: 6.75″ / 17.145 cm
Wheelbase: 15.75″ / 40 cm

The deck is made of Ash and Mahogany to replicate those old Hobie sidewalk surfer skateboards. It was made by Deviate Board Co, based in Brooklyn, New York.

Wheels

ez hawgs landyachtz wheels

Diameter: 60mm
Contact Patch: 28mm
Durometer: 78a

The wheels are 60mm EZ Hawgs by Landyachtz. I haven’t experienced any wheelbite, however, I still haven’t pushed it that hard. I might get some Powell G-Slides.

Trucks

heated wheel vintage trucks

The trucks are small TKPs by Neil Blender’s brand, the Heated Wheel. Replicated after the roller skate trucks they used in the 60s. You can even experiment with aftermarket bushings like RipTide.

Hardware

countersunk allen head bolts

Head Type: Allen

I chose countersunk because I want to ride this barefoot and not be bothered by the bolts. Allen bolts because I always somehow strip phillips head. Allen allows for more leverage and less likely to strip. More on skate hardware here.

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